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What is the average throw distance for a 106" screen for the Pearl. Dr J
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What is the average throw distance for a 106" screen for the Pearl. Dr J

You can find info for the Pearl here:

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Sony...calculator.htm

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I got the notification that images were limited to 500K. I have some images to share, but they are over a meg in size. This may seem a stupid question, but how do I reduce the size?

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These work very well on the Grey Wolf. I'd post pix, if I can figure out how to get the file size small enough!

Picture Mode Cinema
Cinema Black Pro
Advanced Iris Auto 1
Lamp Control Low
Contrast 80
Brightness 52
Color 50
Hue 50
Color Temp Middle
Gain
Sharpness 50
NR Off
Black Level Adj Low
Gamma Correction Off

Color Space Wide
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Load the file into some imaging software (photoshop, etc) and save the file at a lower resolution.


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Email them to me I can host them if you like. Or just open them in a viewer and reduce them that way.
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Javadog--

Thanks--I'll send them on later today!

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Brian,
What are your Gain & Bias settings? I tried color temp. middle and the colors look well, kind a un-natural comparing to the low color temp. setting. Please post your numbers for gain & bias also a procedure how and where to locate in service manual.
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Irfanview is a great freeware program that is easy to use.

Here is a link to some instructions and a link for downloading it.


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Brian,
What are your Gain & Bias settings? I tried color temp. middle and the colors look well, kind a un-natural comparing to the low color temp. setting. Please post your numbers for gain & bias also a procedure how and where to locate in service manual.
Thanks in advance
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I left these at factory settings. I think there's a fair degree of variation in units. I know on my HD 70 that Art's suggested settings in his review were completely off (my 70 was close to D65 out of the box, as a professional calibration showed). It may be that our Pearls are also different in their out of box calibration.

When I can finally get images uploaded (or take up Javdog on his kind offer), you'll be able to compare them to your experience...

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Here are some pix of my Pearl's convergence at the edge and center using the SD THX grid.







It seems to be within spec...(the black line on one of the pix is a shadow, not a PJ problem)
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My initial impressionthis PJ is a winner!

Brian

Brian I couldn't agree more. My first FP was an Infocus X2 which at the time wasn't bad, especially since there wasn't that many PJs out priced for the every day joe.

I was on the fence for a long time trying to decide between the Optoma HD81 and the Pearl. The Optoma sounded great with the outboard processor and all, but most of the posts made it seem like it needed way too much monkey time. Which is OK, within reason. It wasn't until the ole tosh A2 arrived, I was completely rocked by the lack of performance on the Infocus.

I finally settled on the Sony, set that bad boy up, the term "Bam!" doesn't begin to do it justice. After only 30 mins of monkey time the dang thing was perfectly set. Colors crisp and vibrant fairly leapt from the Dalite Matte 1.0 110" screen. This year's SUPERBOWL game, horrible, I could give a hoot, and I can't seem to stop watching that stinkin King Kong T-Rex scene over, an over, an...well you see my point

If Sony was ever to started backing HD DVD, FANBOY would be the understatement of the year (til then, they'll have to remain at least outside next to the dog house for now). As for the Pearl, in the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, "It's a homah."
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...my Minolta Z2 simply does not do this PJ justice, but I'm posting a couple of shots anyway from the HD DVD version of "The Mummy." This movie is tack-sharp on the screen--the camera and the resize simply can't show this...





It is a "homah" indeed!

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I work in a Magnolia Home Theater location (within a Best Buy store) and I agree with all who are impressed with its performance.

I noticed that many people are referencing the detail in the black level, and to that I reccomend demoing the opening scene from the latest X-Men movie in which they are doing a danger room workout. There are many different black and dark elements so you can easily see how the pearl handles each circumstance. Also it is a fun little scene, which always helps.

I read a comment from a gentleman who had a demo in one of the Magnolia rooms and he mentioned that the salesman informed him that it had been calibrated. Although we usually have two to three sets in the store calibrated to demo for customers it is not standard for the projector to be one of them. If you guys decide to go check one out (which I highly reccomend) be sure to ask your salesman before assuming that it has or has not been calibrated.

-Yarney

P.S. If any of you guys are near the Wilmington Delaware Kirkwood Highway store, ask for Jon (even though we aren't on commission, I love playing with it).
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Great thread and glad I found it. I am in the market for a new projector and had my mind set on the Pearl until all these "issues" that people are reporting started coming up. Also all the hype over the RS1 made me rethink on the Pearl.

This thread is great for me right now.

Glad you all are enjoying your Pearl's.

Thanks,

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